Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes & Angus Stevenson
Homepage 9780198608646

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  • : 9780198608646
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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  • : 1.601
  • : July 2004
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 60mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Catherine Soanes & Angus Stevenson
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  • : Hardback
  • : 11th Revised edition
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  • : English
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Barcode 9780198608646
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Authoritative and up to date, this eleventh edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 900 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, and scientific and technical vocabulary, as well as rare, historical, and archaic terms. In addition there are hundreds of helpful notes on grammar, punctuation, and usage, many of them new to this edition. It offers appendices on currencies, alphabets, electronic English, formal/informal language, a Guide to Good English, and more. New to this edition is a fascinating Word Histories feature, telling the often bizarre stories of the origins and development of 100s of words. For example, did you know that the word grammar is related to glamour, or that cockney used to mean a spoilt child? This dictionary contains full appendices including new sections on electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang.